Marianne Fons, J.Crew, and patchwork everywhere!

Yesterday, my mom and I were in a J.Crew in Chicago. We were there because my younger sister (and Mom’s youngest daughter and Quilty producer) Rebecca Fons was looking at…wedding dresses! She did find a dress yesterday, but not at “the Crew.” The trip was hardly a waste. I mean, look at this:

Mom and that shoe!
Mom and that shoe!

Those are quarter-square triangles!

I love it when patchwork motifs show up in the outside world. These shoes are too expensive at $300, so I think waiting for a sale is the way to go. But Mom made me try them on — seriously, she made me — and then she needed to take a picture.

So chic, so patchworky.
So chic, so patchworky.


Nice one, J.Crew.

Maybe if I get married someday…

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Mary Fons hails from a prominent quilt mafia family. A professional writer and performer, Mary co-hosted the nationally-airing PBS program "Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting" along with her mom, famed quilter and educator Marianne Fons. In 2010, Mary began hosting Quilty, an online show offered weekly on In 2012, Mary became editor of Quilty magazine. She holds a Theater Arts BA from the University of Iowa.

6 thoughts on “Marianne Fons, J.Crew, and patchwork everywhere!

  1. What a fun time with the fam! Adorable shoes- hopefully you don’t have a popular shoe size and can snag them for a bargain- they are ADORABLE.

  2. Strikes me that one could get glue, matching material of a new suit with some small triangles to make something similar with an old pair of shoes giving them a new lease of life!! And be up with the latest fashion.

  3. Trying to teach myself to quilt. Starting with 9 patchwork pot holder. Watched your video on how to use rotary blade. What other videos should I look at? Need to know about how to gauge 1/4 inch seam and not really understanding which way to press seams. Hoping you can help. Also want to know websites to find fabric. Thanks, Debby